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Speedier Software Upgrades For Army Vehicles: Open Architecture

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


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NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: The Army’s wheeled vehicle programs like Stryker and JLTV are leading it on the path to open architecture, a modular approach to designing software and electronics that makes them easier to upgrade. That’s particularly critical when, facing Russian GPS jamming, the Army is looking to improve Position, Navigation & Timing (PNT) on tens… Keep reading →

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Oshkosh Beats Lockheed, AM General For Historic JLTV Win

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PENTAGON: You wouldn’t have known it from the way the Army announced it, but the service awarded arguably its most important contract in a decade this evening to build the first 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) to Oshkosh. “The JLTV production contract is a historic win for Oshkosh Corporation and more than 300 suppliers in 31… Keep reading →

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JLTV RFP Out; Race To Final Pick

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The race to replace the iconic Humvee has entered its final stretch. Today, the Army gave competing contractors AM General, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin the final Request For Proposal for production of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The competitors have until February 5 to ask the government questions and must submit their proposals by Feb.… Keep reading →

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Bradley Offspring, GCV, May Top 84 Tons, Heavier Than M1 Tank

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


What may weigh more than an M1 Abrams tank and carry 12 soldiers? The Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle. New weight estimates for GCV, released this week by the Congressional Budget Office, will likely go over like a lead ballon with the program’s critics in Congress and in the Army itself. Depending on the model and… Keep reading →

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Army Modernizes, Modestly: Hard Upgrades To M1s, MRAPs, Humvees

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AUSA: It may sound ambitious, even hubristic, that the Army wants to fold all its modernization programs into a single 30-year plan. But the long-range look is all about living within limits. The service wants to keep researching and developing 21st century weapons like the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) truck and the tank-like Ground… Keep reading →

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